When Fox Searchlight nabbed the rights to distribute Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life" for $13 Million at Cannes, eyebrows were raised. After all, it is a film so perplexing that even at the "high-brow" Cannes Film Festival there were hundreds of walkouts. Despite the mixed reviews, Fox seems keen in getting a few Oscar noms out of this movie (maybe Cinematography?). The film itself is problematic — you can read my review of it here, but it has its contingent of fans.
Today comes the trailer for Malick’s latest opus. “A Hidden Life” will be released in theaters on December 13th. As Oscar-ready a release date as it gets. And yet, I cannot see it getting any Oscar noms, beyond maybe Score and Cinematography. It’s too pompous, too self-indulgent to make a difference in 2019.
We did get this very nice poster.